The Cost of Relationship Engagement C – Control

Let’s take a real-world look at the potential cost of Relationship Engagement C – Control. In 2004, front running US Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean arguably lost the race because he engaged from Relationship Engagement C in a moment that...

Relationship Engagement ABCs – B

Relationship Engagement ABCs Despite all our efforts, there is no magic pill that makes connection easy.  Connection is vulnerable and intimate.  It involves opening our heart and taking a risk.  Balance/Be With (or Relationship Engagement B) as you may have guessed,...

Relationship Engagement ABCs – C

Relationship Engagement ABCs As I mentioned last week, we long for connection and yet we’re often really bad at “going there.” Another way we sidestep true engagement is to attempt to force or control our experience with others. Relationship...

Relationship Engagement ABCs – A

Relationship Engagement ABCs One of the things we want as humans more than anything else in the world is connection. We long to be heard, seen, listened to, experienced, known, and understood. And yet, at the same time, the experience of reaching out for connection...